[OS X TeX] making invisible files visible

Michael S. Hanson mshanson at wesleyan.edu
Sun Jan 16 23:34:13 EST 2005

On Jan 16, 2005, at 11:23 PM, Bob Kerstetter wrote:

> On Jan 15, 2005, at 1:33 PM, Rene Borgella wrote:
>> a good utility to do this if you need to see what's on your mac (and 
>> you aren't or rather not use terminal) is "tinkertool".
> You can do this in the terminal with:
> defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles ON
> to make invisible files and directories  visible.
> defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles OFF
> to make things invisible again

	Or, if you have the Developer Tools installed (an optional install, 
IIRC), you could use the 'SetFile' command to individually change the 
visibility of a file or set of files.  The program 'FileBuddy' (also 
available from VersionTracker, but not freeware like TinkerTool) can 
set this characteristic as well.  HTH.

                                         -- Mike

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